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reminiscent of katrina. also reports of a desperate search for two children, swept away from their mom in the storm surge. and then word that the death toll had nearly doubled to 14. it was becoming clear that staten island, a sleepy enclave best known as the name sake for the famous staten island ferry, was a world away from the rest of this city which today was getting moving again. so, we hopped in the car outside of our office in manhattan, expecting a journey that would be made very difficult by the city's maddening post-storm grid lock. instead, the real problems became getting gas. we drove around northern new jersey for hours encountering lines and frustrated people. >> aggravating. that storm did its thing. knocked out everything. >> reporter: we were only saved by some relatives of one of our colleagues who brought us a two-gallon jug of gas. >> just keep it. >> reporter: it's okay. finally, we arrived. and look at what we saw next from our window. >> the transformer blew up and took the whole store down. that's my open sign to the store. it burned down completely. >> reporte
a hurricane? we will show you how the victims of katrina traveled to new york to pay it forward from those suffering from sandy. details coming up on this monday november 12th and happy veteran's day we are observing it today good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we will give outdetails about what's going on in downtown baltimore but if you headed that way you need to know how the weather will be. let's go over to meteorologist lynette charles. >> the parade is going to be good. the weather is going to be fine. and we are going to be mild as we go throughout the day. that's some good news this morning. we can see on maryland's most powerful radar not a whole lot to see. we are scanning the skies and dry but we have some showers and wet weather working its way in here later this evening and into tomorrow morning. right now, temperatures coming in at 46 degrees in hickory. 48 in ijamsville and you do need the coat as you step out. wind are on the light side and they will pick up as we go throughout the day out of the south at about 5 to 15 miles an hour. and also, we are
and hurricane katrina. -- a van hurricane katrina. that and more coming up in the next hour. linda bell. back to you. >> see you soon. 39 degrees in the nation's capital. >> we are off to a cold start this morning. >> temperature is a going to be pretty steady throughout much of the day. we are watching for the first snowflakes of the season later on this afternoon. adam caskey is on snowflake what. good morning. >> good morning. we are expecting snow flakes for the evening commute. the driving to work is just fine. you'll notice blustery conditions for the midday. the drive home -- a light rain, but mainly some light snow. road temperatures are between 37 and 41 degrees, not expecting much accumulation on the road. there -- it will not be heavy enough in the washington area. especially during the rush hour as more cars are driving, that keeps the road temperatures up. closer to baltimore, a different story. heavier snow, and some accumulation on the roadways. grassy services, a little trace. that much possible later today. that is about it. still a one out of hand with this storm. look at th
. so huge. and to compare it to katrina, katrina lost more lives. we lost too many lives, but not close to katrina. but in other ways it's much more devastating than katrina. right now in new york 305,000 homes are seriously damaged or gone. kirsten showed the pictures of some of them that are just gone by fire because the water systems failed, and the wind -- then the electrical systems got shorted; fire, wind. and the, so 305,000 homes seriously damaged or gone. just in new york up to now, there are going to be more that we'll learn about because the flooding is still there in lots of the basements. these are low-lying houses. there were 214,000 total homes gone in katrina of the same level of damage. businesses, 265,000 -- this is just new york. bob will talk about, and frank talked about new jersey which has similar levels of damage. in katrina 18,000 businesses. because of the density of the population, it is a much greater economic impact on our region, of course, and on the nation. than otherwise. so despite all this pain we can't entirely fault those who came before us for build
. a few showers out of sandy. how will she rank all time? still the big question mark. hurricane katrina 108 billion in damage. hurricane katrina by far the all time costliest united states storm before sandy. >>announcer: ke was number two at one third of the cost. that was 26 billion. ike hitting houston. andrew in 92 hitting south florida. sandy now had 55 billionl plus. we have much more to go. the final total -- sandy could be the most costly. it'll be a top hurricane storm. some of that cost coming here, you haven't seen the -- the word is big time damage there. outstanding state and national parks. the sea shore, delaware, tough times getting through there. the bridge holding up okay but a lot of sand washing over the access roads here in route one and then of course here in garret where even pictures a little tough to come by. the whole state with the impacts from sandy obviously. 47 degrees right now. dew point 38, a quiet chilly kind of day and evening. nice evening to just stay in. 50 -- normal 62, watch -- sandy just shifted the weather pattern. we were talking about this, th
to go higher. katrina was 108 billion and if other are pailing in comparison to this -- pealing in comparison to this. we'll see what happens if sandy overtakes katrina. itis possible. some of the cost and damage in our area. this is a different camera angle. that is a brand new inlet similar to the inlet that was cut in ocean city back in the 1933 great chesapeake bay hurricane. this is route one in delaware, kind of an ominous looking sign and here's the work being done by armies of front end loaders trying to clear that out and. and then we got snow here. awesome skiing for early november. flood states 23 and a half on the conowingo. we never got there with this storm. tonight we got to 18 .07 so not quite the flood state. look at the overall set up, havre degrashgs right now there's not much rain in the forecast so it should be better. mostly cloudy today and tonight under a mostly cloudy sky. it's 48 degrees with a little wind. sun set 6:05 and that's going be key for the next few days. these will be the last late sun sets. don't forget to fall back as we go toward sunday b
. >>> representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after officials uncover his extramarital affair. . >> yes it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. she was so concerned, she contacted the fbi who according to our sources traced it back to paula broadwell. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic u sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the evidence never turned up to be compromise to intelligence. >> wha
hurricane katrina in 2005, the governor said that sandy's damage was actually more widespread. >> when you look at the number of homes and businesses affected, this storm affected many, many more people in places than katrina. and arguably, therefore, this created more housing and economic damage than katrina. >>> new jersey which suffered massive damage to its transit system and coastline estimates that it nearly has $30 billion in damage. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice is heading to capitol hill today to meet with some of her toughest republican critics and answer questions about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. rice will sit down with senators john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayotte. >> that should be fun. >> that could be really awkward. they all accuse her of misleading the country in her initial account of the attack. in recent days, senator mccain has softened his criticism, and rice insists that she was relying on talking points from the intelligence community. last night senator graham rejected her defense but says he's open to today's meeting. >>
that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that bond -- that fire truck certainly represents that. >>> also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word "cancer" is involved, we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the important thing. stay tuned for details coming up on that in "the skinny". >> what her doctors are telling her. our prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family. first, victims and relatives of those who died were in the courtroom as a judge reaffirmed that jared loughner would never again be a free man. >> as part of a plea deal, loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years. abc's matt
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.j. winnck has more. >> some are still living without power. >> this is our katrina. i expect the people of this state to be treated with the same level of compassion that the citizens were treated in the aftermath of hurricane katrina. >> it has added discomfort for this long island resident fighting a tough battle against cancer. for 11 days, this has been the only place she can keep warm. >> i'm disgusted. >> her power should be back on by the middle of next week, they say. until then, her husband is doing his best to fight off the chill. >> of long as i can keep her warm, happy. >> . gas to power their generators and drivers the fuel for their cars. 10 days after the killer storm mayor michael bloomberg is finally taking action instituting an odd-even gas rationing system. >> they should have done this from day one. >> gasoline will be available with license plate numbers ending in an odd number or a letter beginning today. plate numbers ending in an even number or zero can get gas starting on saturday. for the most part, it seems to have the intended effect of cutting down on aligns
the federal government to do whatever it takes to get this job done. this is our katrina. i expect the people of this state to be treated with the same level of compassion and generosity that the citizens of louisiana and mississippi and alabama were treated in the aftermath of hurricane katrina. >> to cope with the giant lines at the gas pumps, new york has followed new jersey's lead by issuing a mandatory gas rationing system. >>> coming up on the news edge at 11:00 a new journey for homeless vets, t first step towards a new home and a new beginning coming your way next. >> and gary's got your weekend forecast. got to say, this is sounding promising. >> i sure hope so, definitely real nice for both of these days, saturday and sunday. we'll look at it in detail coming up in the full forecast. >> coming up in sports can georgetown and maryland pull off the upsets of two top 10 teams? and on the nba hardwood tempers flare between the wizards and bucks. we'll explain why later in sports. >> is in fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  hey! y, baby. [ starts car ] were you eating sm
. we had katrina years ago. there are things that will disrupt the economy. 9/11 was an extraordinary case. but we have a very resilient economy. we've had one for hundreds of years. and the fact that they can't get along for the month of january is not going to torpedo the economy. >> so i want to make clear, he wants to see a deal made. but he says, you have to be willing to go past december 31st. if you need to, you have to make every attempt to reach a deal. but he says, quote, don't roll over and give away the store. he sees the president in his second term being able to hold a very hard line. bottom line, you know where he stands on taxes. he wants them much higher. >> talking about taxes, how much higher? >> that's the question, getting specifics. i asked him that on capital gains taxes, money made off of investment, but also on income taxes for regular people. take a listen. >> are you saying there's no taxation level that's too high? whether it's capital gains or investments or income? >> we certainly prospered with capital gains rates, more than double what they are currentl
of the group's system of levies that were installed in new orleans in the gulf coast after katrina. >> people asked about located -- katrina and the rebuilding. not smart to build on an ocean. will the flood-prone areas be redefined, and will reveal did occur outside areas? -- will the rebuilding occur outside those areas? guest: this will be a tricky question going forward. along the jersey shore, and iconic part of their coast, a huge industry for them. they are saying it needs to be rebuilt. there are other places in new york city, mayor michael bloomberg is saying that we need to reevaluate places to rebuild and make sure we move around a little bit. especially with the storm coming at a time when state and local governments are so strapped for money. that is something that is being talked about, and i think there are certain places where you can see development has increased in recent years that may have made flooding worse. this is something you hear anecdotally of the ground. talk to people on staten island where there was very bad flooding. they say 40 years ago the neighborhood ports
katrina are inspiring one high school to come to the aid of hurricane sandy victims. help is on the way, and that's the message sent by errol heights students and faculty. the group is on a mission to send this semi-trailer stocked withed food, blankets and other helpful items. well, i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> well, a dangerous fire forced officials to evacuate an entire town. close to 1,000 people received orders to abandon their homes. a chemical fire erupted from this derailed train car and then began leaking dangerous fumes. the evacuation order is still in effect until that fire burns out. >>> all right. new images show one animal's odd connection to halloween. a massachusetts fisherman caught this female lobster last week. look there. see? scientists say the crustacean, she is half orange, she's half black. the crustacean's split coloring happens every 50 to 100 million lobsters. that orange and black is the most common color combination. interesting. >>> well, class was in session when a drunken intruder b
of meals to first responders and others affected by sandy. volunteers say their city was hit after katrina and they are paying it forward. >>> it's lin two weeks since sandy slammed into the east coast and there are thousands without power. new york and new jersey homeowners are frust tateed with the -- frustrated slow pace. as of sunday 50,000 homes and businesses didn't have electricity and thousands more couldn't connect to the grid because the wiring was flooded. official was lipa say the storm was worse than expect and didn't have more than enough utility workers lined up. time for a check of the forecast and let's go over to lynette. >> let's talk about what's going on in terms of temperatures. people getting out and about this morning. whether you have to go to work or not, temperatures coming in at 48 in tow sewn -- towson and churchville at 46. temperatures above average going through the day. we will be seeing temperatures boost u7 -- up a bit. wind out of south and we are dealing with patchy fog in spots this morning as well. so be prepared for that. satellite and radar not pick
's for fewer than katrina but still significant. because thousands of flood cars could end up on market and you'll know they're secret. in maryland, the law says dealers who sell more than 5 cars a year has to disclose flood damage. individual sellers don't have that same requirement. the feds use the national motor vehicle titling information system to track but he says not every state participates so scammers can wipe a car's past clean. but to uncover the imperfect past of a car takes some work. >> unfortunately it's extremely easy to clean up a flood damages car. >> reporter: his company's free flood reports may indicate whether a used car was water logged and could become a potential danger to you if you buy it. >> the worst this is it could affect the safety system of the car. the air bag system may not function. >> reporter: before buying any used car, you got to take it to a ride to a mechanic. bill taylor says the story of every sandy car can be uncovered if you look for red flags. to find the biggest one, just open the door and sniff. >> they can put perfume or cleans it all they wa
katrina. >> troops and heavy equipment continued to move into the strike zone. >> the tattered road to recovery, and littered with debris. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> crews are clearing away what they can. supplies and support are pouring in, but there is not enough to meet the overwhelming need. >> this is not something that is going to be over until long time. >> charging stations provide survivors with a lifeline. the subway in new york is slowly coming back online. as officials race to get ready for the marathon this weekend, some are frustrated saying it is too soon and the waste of valuable resources. >> the city of new york is talking about getting water out of the battery tonneau. and preparing for a marathon. do you see that disconnect? >> in some of the hardest-hit communities, the water may be anger ut the residents' is still rising. >> the views show what could've happened to us. look at the widespread damage. she got a chance to see the devastation around her family's vacation home. parts of the area are just unrecognizable. >> this was plan
about 10% of the country's economic output. by comparison, hurricane katrina cost $40 billion in damage. >>> getting cell phone reception could be easier. at&t and t mobile are agreeing to share networking to help those affected by the storm. it'll let people use whatever network they have. people won't have to pay or do anything. calls will connect through the network with the strongest significant tall signal. >>> and 20,000 flights canceled because of the storm so now the airlines are trying to get back on track. they are rebooking passenger ifs on new flights though some airports are still working to clear some of the floodwaters. they are deploying workers to answer the phones and help rebook or cancel tickets for up to two million travelers. >> we have a 4-year-old all fed up with all the talk. how she breaks down after listening to much of -- >>> and the behind the scene, revealing what you will see tonight on the cma awards. . >>> still watching sandy spin just to the north. she has changed hour weather pattern. before the weekend talking about temperatures in the 70s, little i
is now being called new jersey and new york's katrina. >> it's big deal. >> thanks christine. >>> here's a look at the latest outage numbers in our area -- >>> this morning, police continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian accident in jermantown. sky 9 was over the scene yesterday when a 15-year-old was killed on jermantown road at wisteria drive. the victim has been identified as christina morris-ward. she was a tenth grader at seneca valley high school and he was walking to -- she was walking to school. julie wolf excuse me is live on the scene in jermantown and she has more on where things are moving forward today. julie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you mike, we are here less than a half a mile from seneca value legal high school. this is where christina morris- ward was trying to cross the road and make it here on the way to school when she was hit and killed. montgomery county police tell me they are still reconstructing the accident. here at the scene yesterday, they told me that the driver did stop to help after the accident. and he was the one with the green lig
. that makes it the second most spoansive storm after hurricane katrina. president obama will visit the new york city area later on this week. >>> for the first time since the uprising started in syria, israel has been drawn into the fighting. israel fired warning shots across the border after a stray mortar from syria hit a military post in the golan heights. the military says no damage or injuries were reported inside israel but israeli official are threatening tougher retaliation for attacks continue. >>> how some people are pitching in to help victims of the superstorm recover by donating their vacation days. let's check in with tucker when we come back. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, northrop grumman. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> welcome back. because of veterans day or t
hurricane katrina. they saw all of the dead bodies afterwards. >> steve: if this was a republican president do you think that the main stream media would handle it differently? the president's photop in new jersey is now in las vegas. >> eric: i love chris christy and he did victory laps with president obama and for fema, but where is fema? i am in favor of letting the states handle all of these things. but if you are going to do victory laps and say fema is the greatest institution in the last four or five years, they better be here. i haven't seen anything. not a thing. it is a disaster over there. >> gretchen: we have much to discuss this morning! in the meantime a fight for -- >> steve: fuel. >> gretchen: you know beha, we have so much to tuke about. >> steve: gas line in new jersey two miles line. >> gretchen: and the obama administration failing to call in back up as four americans attacked in libya. we'll continue to focus. did the white house leave them to die? former army chief-of-staff jack king is here to react. >> steve: media bias exist and proof is in the numbers and we have g
capitol. >> plus, giving back with a helping hand and a hot meal. victims of hurricane katrina say it's their turn to make a difference in the aftermath of super storm sandy. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> wow. good morning to you. it's monday november 12th , 2012. the sun is peaking through the clouds there. >> pretty. >> tucker says it's going to be a nice day at least for a little while. it is monday november 12th. good morning to you. >> and i'm allison seymour. i can't wait another second. what is this going on? >> what else do you need to know? >> i don't have a degree so it's not credible. >> he does have one degree. >> i do have a degree. >> wisdom and i will put this forecast together for you. it's going to be a nice start but if you want the sun enjoy the next couple hours. eventually rain showers associated with our next cold front that is moving through indiana and ohio. not going to rain today but it will start to turn cloudy by late morning and this afternoon. much of your day will fay tour cloud cover. one more very mil
, in some cases years after katrina. back to you. >> all right, dan. >>> disturbing images still out there. we've been seeing the long unprecedented lines at gas stations all over the areas of devastation. and gas shortages could make getting to the polls tomorrow a challenge to voters inside the storm zone. abc's alex perez joins us from h hasbrook heights, new jersey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. check this out, there's already a long line of cars waiting to get to the gas station. like so many others, they're completely tapped out from those trying to get their generators running but help from the federal government could not come soon enough. overnight, the relief's slowly rolling in. fema distribution tankers at ten centers across new york and new jersey. others urge residents to finally fill up. the federal agency has delivered 8 million gases of gasoline and another 28 million gallons headed there. the long tines and people waiting hours for gas still growing. jessica has been without power for six days. she's finally able to get a generator but now needs gas. could anyo
was worse than katrina. liz: it is in many respects worse than katrina, more power outages, more homes destroyed. that meeting was a mob last night. people were brought to tears. we only got $150 in insurance checks, 700 people, lashing out at both sides of the aisle, doing things like telling people the air quality is okay when it is not. this is coming at the time when the fiscal cliff negotiations, this shows a perfect example of the distractions focusing on big guzzler sodas or bicycle lanes in new york city when this is what the government should be doing, protecting people from natural disasters. stuart: why would you expect the government to be the best agency to take care of emergencies like this? is the only agency, i understand that the government does not do a good job. why do we expect them to be stellar, efficient performers? liz: clearly lowering expectations shows in disasters like this, people helping each other, charities stepping in and regular people helping each other is what this story was about. what about us? you can't let the story get out of the headlines or be
the folks out. again takes me back to katrina days. if this plan goes through with the fema trailers, need for temporary housing, there was a big situation down in louisiana where they found out months after the storm that there was a formaldehyde contamination inside the fema trailers. make sure as they segue into temporary housing they take precautions, ask about what you are getting. and a lot of problems and some law suits in new orleans after katrina. >> you heard the folks, asked to evacuate, leave, maybe go to a shelter, dry, dry land. but they don't want to leave their homes because of looting. >> yeah, people want to protect their property. can't tell somebody they can't. to lighter moments from our storm coverage. we know about the bromance between governor chris christie and president obama. there is word that christie found closure with a target of his unrequited love. >> the one, the only -- bruce springsteen. christie said yesterday he got a hug from the rock star at a recent benefit concert and was moved to tears. christie, he is a huge fan of spring ste springsteen concerts
, thanks. >> memories of hurricane katrina are inspiring one high school to come to the aid of hurricane sandy's victims. students and faculty on a mission to send a semitrailer stocked with canned foods, blankets and other item to the atlantic coast. great for them. meanwhile, hurricane sandy has left behind a trail of sadness for the lives and property lost in its wake. nbc's brian williams spent part of his childhood growing up near the beaches of the jersey shore. so yesterday he went back to assess the damage. >> reporter: in point pleasant beach, the white sands motel has been in business for 30 years. the pool is full of sand. this is what is left of one of the motel rooms. another shore landmark is jenks where cindy clous rolled out the storm in the local aquarium she runs. >> we heard this huge woosh. and within seconds the water level went from the first step up to the door knob. >> reporter: the power is still out. they're keeping the animals safe and alive with one generator. of course, it's supposed to be a little scary in here. you have the halloween decorations up. >> that
health there. you and i have talked a lot about hospitals in the wake of katrina. why do people put the power in the basement? it seems to me the first thing that's going to go in a flood or any kind of, not even a major a storm, but a minor storm, is your basement's going to flood. >> this has been a bit of a technological whack-a-mole here, because we realized after katrina, and even after the blackout of 2003, we had to do something about backup generators in hospital. and so we moved the generators upstairs, but left the fuel pumps down in the basement. so we fixed the initial problem and have a secondary that no one seems to have thought about. >> okay, is that just complete stupidity, or is that, listen, it's financially expensive and people make the gamble, we're not going to invest the money and hope for the best. >> i think in this case, it was not paying attention to all of the details. i think people were well meaning. i don't think there was any sort of gross negligence here, except that somebody forgot an essential detail, in a situation that requires extraordinarily ex
she had after hurricane katrina hit new orleans. >> my son and i went and helped gut houses after the hurricane there and saw how devastating it is to people. so it's kind of like we got to do something. >> reporter: her boss ravi waldon didn't hesitate to rent a truck for the mission. >> she said can i do this? all i did was say okay. i think it shows the power of what one person's idea can do. >> reporter: after sending out a few e-mails and handing out flyers people started to come. >> i want to help out. my heart goes out to them and my prayers. >> most of the places up there were saying they had plenty of clothes. >> reporter: helping out is in thurston's blood. this mother of four and grandmother of two has been to guatemala twice recently on missions to build housessen and rebuild communities there. on monday she'll be ushering this truckload of relief supplies up north thanks to the generosity of people in our area. >> what i love the most about it is seeing everybody coming together. >> reporter: a heart warming sight after the tough political season that was dividing
you. the rest of the world hears you. >> and stumbled with hurricane katrina. >> it is in many ways a tightrope act. they canceled campaign events but not the constant commercials. scaling back for the sake of sensitivity is a kinder approach. >> the facts are that romney will say anything, anything to win. >> they are back in campaign mode. some are buying up batteries and ordering generators to make sure they are ready for election day. military trucks are deployed to serve as polling places in some areas. >> week no virginias have seen the cameras quite a bit. there is something else that they are seeing more of. that is volunteers. rebecca cooper joins us to show us how the game on both sides has escalated to new levels. >> they have changed some of the technology they use in campaigns now. both sides know that volunteers getting out the vote, and campaigning to the grass roots could be the key to winning. you see the volunteers behind me making phone calls and the same scenario has played out in romney field offices. both sides wanted to win the ground game. it is super saturda
. the number of vehicles flooded by sandy may exceed the number of cars destroyed by hurricane katrina. if you're in the market for a used car, make sure you check the signs of water damage and check the car's history. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. piece.my hair pieear >> like the story. 5:22. 38 degrees at the airport. a man trying to recover from an alleged drunk driving accident. >> the preview of an upcoming i- >> the preview of an upcoming i- team >> a man is --we have a preview of tonight's story. >> the victim in the accident emerge from a three month coma. he is working hard to get better. he is determined to recover but it is expected to be a long and difficult struggle. he suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and is still unable to walk. do you remember anything about what happened? >> nothing. >> an suv crossed the center line, crashing into his motorcycle. the driver of the motorcycle was charged with drunk driving. a decision he made worries his family. >> he has nothing to hide, he can take a breathaly
, of course, the next year faced katrina and a collection of disasters. how does the president keep his head down, not be swept away by the moment, and avoid the mistakes of his four predecessors? >> well, i think what is so sobering -- and this isn't a grand historical vision or a legacy moment -- because for him, the reality is going to be around 1:00 today when he comes out and says what he would do about the fiscal cliff. we can all laugh about the term as much as any of you, but the reality is really grim. when i started going through the numbers yesterday of just what taxpayers -- ordinary taxpayers -- are going to face, i had no idea that it wasn't just the bush tax cuts, even though i follow this stuff pretty closely, the minimum tax hitting, of all people, the most people who will be affected by the amt kicking in if congress were to let it happen. and you've been there, so you know that they'll blink at the last moment. but the most people of any state live in new jersey who are the middle-income people, people who make $75,000 a year and have two children will have to pay $4,000 m
, was about the vote on hurricane katrina. there will be all kinds of wasted funds. it is a principled vote and it will be easy to vote on. king was right -- this is the sioux city's response. the balance of that is false. i have had better votes since then. voting against obamacare, voting against cap and trade, dodd-frank, those were better votes, but the rest of those allegations are false. >> he is one of 11 congressmen who took a vote against hurricane katrina relief. i think that everything i said in that ad is true. we have researched all of it. these are congressman king's own words. >> and he is using one to define mrs. vilsack. >> what does it mean if mrs. vilsack calls for tax increases? she is for increasing taxes on job creators and in this stagnant economy, christie vilsack will effect -- hurt job creation. on doesn't have a clue jobs. >> mr. king, you've seen the ad. >> that's the first time i've seen that, but am happy to respond. mrs. vilsack wants the tax increase to kick in on millionares, and many of them are job creators and small businesspeople. >> mrs. vilsack, you've
have. what is your problem with that, katrina? >> let's have a chatty script, interactive, not robotic script. i respect the idea of going door-to-door. i respect the feedback. here is a radical idea. keep those field offices in those towns and communities after the election. you want a real feedback -- >> it does not translate into policy. >> there is a difference. i think you said this during the break, chris. there's a difference between marketing and democracy. that line is getting blurred. we need to watch out for that. i respect the door-to-door, the volunteers. i want the feedback loops to go back. the first step is voting on election day and what follows is building out of politics. >> let's disaggregate the two questions. there's a question about the effectiveness of winning elections. there's not a lot of question about it to the extent you believe in controlled experiments and so forth. i'm looking at you guys over there. but, then there's a broader kind of moral political theoretical question about democratic theory, what are the implications for a democratic mandate you ma
who are very familiar with their struggle. survivors of hurricane katrina. the group of students and typers from mississippi traveled north to new jersey this week to help clean up debris and rebuild homes. it will -- they will be spendge the entire week there including the thanksgiving holiday. the volunteers say a lot of people came and helped them after hurricane katrina hit their community so they just want to return the favor. >> great story, tori. >>> 78:24. there's a new survey of berkeley high school students suggesting that fewer students are taking weapons to school or they are coming to campus under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 0% of juniors reported taking a weapon to school this year. that's down from 15%. the number of 11th graders coming to school under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, that also fell to 35% down from 55% in 2008. >>> all right. 8:24. want to check in with sal. see what's happening on 880 in oakland. >>> you know a lot of people use that to get to the airport in oakland. we also checked in with the airport parking. so far it's not comp
. she's bound to stay here alone. something she's endured before, during hurricane katrina. >> i know what bad damage looks like. my katrina house, all the way up to the ceiling. >> reporter: katie and her neighbors have created a support system of sorts. >> just all closer together. >> reporter: they meet up every night and talk and eat by candlelight. >> without you, i'd be lost. >> reporter: but warm thoughts aren't enough. and many here now fear things will only get worse as the nights grow colder. talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. this car sandwiched between a utility pole. and this is the boardwalk. some people say they've heard they're not going to get power restored for another month. we kept hearing, where is fema? where is the red cross? where are the elected officials? >> it's heartbreaking, linsey. >>> there's questions about whether the devastation from sandy could be prevented from happening again. some say it's possible, looking to places around the world, special sea barriers made to protect cities. john muller is in new york, where the storm surg
an improm tu cookout. remember after katrina in new orleans, there was a bar on bourbon street that stayed open the entire time serving warm beer to anyone there. >> that's great. time now for a check on your business headlines. linda bell in new york city. hi, linda. >> abc news is being sued in a billion dollar defamation lawsuit by beef products claiming they damaged the company by saying that pink slime is unsafe. lawyers for abc news are asking the judge to toss out to lawsuit. the lawyer for the meat processor said it will oppose the mission to dismiss. meantime, starbucks coming to the rescue of many new yorkers. many still without power. starbucks in new york city that are open are packed with people using the free wi-fi and looking to recharge their cell phones and laptops. those of you feeling just a little bit hung over this morning, the period around halloween is second only to the super bowl for alcohol sales here in the u.s. halloween isn't just for kids. in recent years, more adults have been choosing it as an occasion to party
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